Fluxys Belgium, the operator of the Zeebrugge LNG terminal, said its turnover was at €262.1 million in the first half of this year, compared with €268 million for the first six months of 2014.
In the first six months, the company transported 7.7% more natural gas through its network than in the first half of 2014, mainly because 2014-2015 saw a harsher winter than the previous year, it said in a report on Wednesday.
According to the report, the Zeebrugge LNG terminal was also quite busy during the period.
“A large number of ships loaded LNG cargoes at the terminal and the facility remained a popular location for loading LNG trailers in spite of similar services being introduced at other terminals. Since early 2015, small LNG ships bound for small-scale customers operating on the Scandinavian market have also been using this terminal,” the report said.
Fluxys said that a pipeline is being laid between Alveringem and Maldegem, forming the Belgian section of the cross-border link Dunkirk-Zeebrugge.
Progress with the pipeline and the associated infrastructure is on schedule for commissioning on 1 November in line with the construction works for the new LNG terminal in Dunkirk and the French section of the cross-border link connecting the terminal to the Belgian network in Alveringem, it added.
LNG World News Staff; Image: Fluxys